Chief Mate (Unlimited) Post HND - Examination Route
- Course Type:
- STCW ➜ Chief Mate
- Training School:
- Warsash Maritime Academy
- Warsash, Southampton, United Kingdom
This course enables candidates to achieve Chief Mate and Master certification by the SQA exam route. Candidates will receive tuition in Command Management, NAEST and HELM (Management Level) courses, preparation for the SQA exams in Navigation and Ship Stability, and MCA signals and oral exams.
Candidates must also hold an STCW certificate in Proficiency in Medical Care before taking their MCA oral exam. This certificate must be no older than five years. If not already held, the course can be undertaken at the academy outside of the main course.
Once a Chief Mate Certificate of Competency has been achieved, candidates must return to sea to accumulate a further minimum 12 months' sea service as a watchkeeping deck officer before taking a Master’s MCA oral exam to gain full Master’s certification.
HND Nautical Science.
Minimum 12 months' sea service as a watchkeeping deck officer while holding STCW ‘95 Table A II/1 Certificate of Competency (Watchkeeper).
A valid personal medical fitness certificate recognised by the MCA.